Chiefs Visiting With WR Donnie Avery


Oct 14, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Donnie Avery (11) attempts to make a catch against the New York Jets during the second half at Metlife Stadium. The Jets won the game 35-9. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Last night we told you the Kansas City Chiefs might target some wide receivers during this free agency period and now we are hearing the team is hosting free agent WR Donny Avery.

Per Adam Caplan:

Avery 63 receptions for 793 yards for the Colts last season. He also chipped in three TDs. He also was credited for dropping 14 passes.

Pro Football Focus graded him at -10.4 on the season.

Avery is a small, speedy receiver. He’s 5’11, 186 and was a second-round selection in the 2008 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. He was released by the Rams in September of 2011. He signed with the Titans before landing with the Colts last March.

Avery fits the kind of small, speedy receiver the West Coast offense tends to favor. He is a guy you would want to catch the ball in stride so he can get yards after the catch.

Avery’s hands could be a problem and he probably isn’t a player the Chiefs want to rely upon. They might do better to just try to continue the development of Dexter McCluster.